The NIWA Northland Marine Research Centre houses some of NIWA’s most cutting edge aquaculture trials, studies and breeding programmes.
United Civil recently completed work installing a services conduit running through the NIWA site, providing a pathway for vital services and provisions for future expansion.
The $3.8m project included significant upgrades to on-site accessibility including access road, car park and wash bay improvements. With full ladder, tray and racking systems – the services conduit provides a pathway for pipe work, telecom, electricity, salt water and sewer connection across the NIWA site.
We completed the full scope of works, from planning and pre-cast concrete construction via our subsidiary Paneltech, through to installation and project management.
Key features included:
- constructing and installing a pre-cast concrete services conduit measuring two metres wide by two metres high and running for 450 metres
- constructing a salt water return duct beside the main services conduit, measuring one metre wide by one metre high
- end-to-end construction of new car park facilities, wash bay and turn around areas including concreting and sealing
- the decommission, demolition and removal of existing concrete structures to make way for the services conduit, return duct and new access facilities
- safely and efficiently removing asbestos
- adjustment of the construction programme to allow for research into the impact on endangered lizards living in the area.